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Rahman Begins Work in NC State Plant Pathology Lab

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Posted: December 7, 2015

As of Dec. 7, 2015, PPEM alumnus Dr. Alamgir Rahman works as a postdoctoral researcher in NC State's Vegetable Pathology Lab.

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM) congratulates alumnus Dr. Alamgir Rahman on his new postdoctoral researcher position working with Dr. Lina Quesada in the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Department of Plant Pathology's Vegetable Pathology Lab.

Dr. Rahman's primary research focus at NCSU will be molecular diagnostic assay and genetic marker development for major downy mildew pathogens of vegetables using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) approaches.

Dr. Rahman earned his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Penn State in 2014 with Drs. Wakar Uddin and Timothy McNellis as his principle and co-advisers, respectively. Before taking up the current NCSU postdoctoral position, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) in Harrisburg and at Penn State's Department of Biology.

PPEM is a tightly-knit group in which help is readily available, and everyone is helpful. I loved the feeling of community, which I miss most. --Alamgir Rahman